Hi! My name is Alyssa Fox. I was born and raised in Long Island, New York. Unless you’re from my neighborhood, you probably don’t know that it’s primarily an Italian area intermingled with a few other ethnic groups.
I never thought of myself as fat or even overweight when I was in high school. Maybe, that’s because most of the girls were what our parents called ‘chubby’. We knew we weren’t like the girls in Manhattan with their teeny-tiny butts and tight tummies. We thought they were snobs and their weight management was one of the ways that they pretended to be better than us.
Still, every time I looked in a magazine, the girls were a lot skinnier than me. My mother told me that I just had baby fat and it would disappear on its own. Well, when I graduated high school, that baby fat was still hugging my hips and legs. Like I said, I never thought of myself as really overweight but losing 20 or 30 pounds wouldn’t hurt me one bit.
It was the September after graduating that I entered SUNY (State University of New York) Upstate. For the first time in my life, I was surrounded with people from all over the country. SUNY is a great school but it’s not one of the ‘uppity’ schools where only the richest kids get to go. So, you can imagine how surprised I was to find that very few of the kids were ‘chubby’.
This was also the first time in my life that I felt self-conscious about my size. Living in a dorm with other girls (all who were of the skinny variety) didn’t help much. All of a sudden, I found myself wearing baggy clothes trying to hide my widening hips. You wouldn’t believe that I didn’t join my roommates when they’d go to the pizza parlor – even though I would have loved to.
By the time the semester ended, I realized that I had spent the entire fall dodging every good-looking guy on campus. I couldn’t wait to get home to my parents’ house and have my mom soothe my desperately hurt feelings.
The winter break did me a world of good–not because I recovered my self-esteem, but because I found a whole new me!
Part of the reason is the UNTHINKABLE happened.
I was searching on Instagram for some new ideas in fashion when I bumped into photos of girls who had transformed their bodies with something called the Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide.
I checked it out and figured, what the heck and decided to give it a try. So, I set an ambitious goal of losing 40 pounds and knew I’d be perfectly happy if I lost even half of that.
By the start of this fall’s semester – my sophomore year, thank you –I had lost 36.5 pounds. Woo-hoo! More important than that, my butt has tightened up and the rest of my body is stronger and healthier than ever before.
This is why I’m starting this Kayla Itsines review website. I want all you girls out there to know that you can lose baby fat. You aren’t doomed to being overweight forever.
There’s no denying that it isn’t quick and it isn’t easy. You will have to work at it. But, I want you to know that it’s worth the effort.